Rating

4.3/5
  • About You
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.5
  • Everything Else
    4.4

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed working at the office, meeting the people and getting advice on my career progression. I found myself struggling to find work to do at times but for the most part I enjoyed myself.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • Lots of people in my department made the effort to speak to me and give me advice on qualifying at the firm, I was given real work to do and I felt encouraged that I was making a useful contribution to the firm.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?
  • I had a supervisor who assigned me tasks, as well as sitting in an office with five others who offered me help when needed. Everyone was extremely keen to answer any queries I had.

    4/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • To a great extent, becoming more competent researching on plc in particular. In addition to studying an area of law I would not otherwise have the ability to look at in my degree until I reach the LPC.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the insight?
  • The entire placement was extremely well-organised, with a booklet given to us at the start of the week outlining every timing for the week so there was never a confusion on where to be.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?
  • Everyone made the effort to introduce themselves to me and all appeared genuinely happy to be at the workplace. The other placement students were equally friendly and I enjoyed spending time in the welfare room at lunchtimes with them.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • They paid for my two weeks which was really helpful to cover my travel and accommodation expenses. I also got to take part in a training day and they provided great lunches throughout the placement!

    5/5

  • 8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • Getting to work in the same department for the entire two weeks meant you got to know the structure of how the work is delegated and gain a real insight into the team you would be working alongside as a full time employee.

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?
  • I gained a significant insight into the culture through remaining with the same team for the duration of my placement.

    5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • Extremely, the enjoyment I gained confirmed to me my genuine interest in that career path.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I was paid well and this covered most of my expenses.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • There was a social organised with the other placement students and current trainees, as well as invitations out to lunch and drinks after work.

    5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • a social event with the trainees and opportunities to talk to members of the firm at all levels throughout the placement, with a lunch at the end with one of the partners.

    5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • Yes, the various sporting clubs and CSR activities, as well as sports days with other companies and networking events with clients.

    5/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?
  • Yes, I felt it was a well organised and insightful placement that really gave you an idea of working in that specific firm.

    4/5

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Legal/Law

17th July 2019


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